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Four Santa Barbara County Men Arrested For Series of Ranch Thefts

Posted on Thursday, September 6, 2012 12:24am

Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s detectives say they’ve arrested four men in connection with as many as 17 thefts from ranches and farms in Northern Santa Barbara County.

Investigators say in June, a deputy interrupted a burglary in progress at a farm. Members of the Sheriff’s Office Rural Crime Unit picked up the investigation, leading to the identification, and arrest of four suspects.

The investigators say the thefts included farm equipment, and large quanities of fuel.

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